055 – Aged Garlic Extract Lowers Blood Pressure – My Interview with Dr. Karin Ried

New Study Shows Kyolic Lowers Blood Pressure Comparable to Prescription Medication

Dr. Karin RiedOur trial suggests that Aged Garlic Extract is an effective and tolerable treatment for uncontrolled hypertension and may be a safe adjunct treatment to conventional anti-hypertensive treatment,” says Karin Ried, Phd, MSc, GDPH, lead author of the study. The conclusion was the result of a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel trial conducted by researchers at the university of Adelaide and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. You can read the full study here.

Just two capsules daily of Kyolic Reserve Aged Garlic Extract was enough to reduce systolic blood pressure by an average of 12mm of mercury – which is comparable to the effect of many commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive medicines. The partipants in this study we mostly on medications for blood pressure and we not well controlled. So these were some of the more difficult case to control conventionally. Some participants saw as much as a 40mm drop in systolic blood pressure. Kyolic was well tolerated as an adjunct therapy.

In this interview, I discuss this research with Dr. Karin Ried.Dr Ried is Research Director at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ried has over 15 years experience in medical and public health research, and research interest in complementary and integrative medicine with a focus on nutritional health. Her research projects encompass nutritional medicine, cardiovascular health, bone health, gastrointestinal health, cancer, women’s health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I have several other interviews on the cardiovascular benefits of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract. Dr. Matthew Budoff has 3 interviews on his clinical studies. Jay Levy discusses high blood pressure

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1 annemieke heinst April 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm


I am very much interested in your book and I thought it is e free E-book.
I would love to receive one too, but I live in the Netherlands so I hope there is an E-book version that I can receive.
Also I am interested in buying the kyolic aged garlic extract and have no idea how/ if I can buy it too.
I hope to get an answer from you, I know plenty of people with high bloodpressure (some are my cliënts) that I would like to help more.
Thank you.

Annemieke Heinst from the Netherlands.


2 Steve Lankford April 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

The book is not an ebook. The only thing I can suggest is that you send in the request. It is up to the company. I don’t fulfill the request. You could also ask in the same email if they sell aged garlic extract in your country. I know they are sold in 70 countries. I hope they can help.
Best wishes, Steve


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